University Singers and the Hamden Symphony Orchestra perform Fauré’s Requiem to help local food banks.
Music may be the food of love, but it provided physical nourishment when the University Singers and Hamden Symphony Orchestra teamed up to support area food banks.
The group’s free two-hour concert included performances of Fauré’s Requiem, Dvorak’s Symphony No. 7, and the world premiere of The Banquet, composed by Neely Bruce. Audience members were asked to bring nonperishable food items in lieu of purchasing tickets.
Frank Martignetti, director of choral activities at UB, said more than 20 students from University Singers and the Hamden Symphony Orchestra — whose trumpet player is music alumnus Mark Dennis ’89 — were proud to “perform some of the most beautiful music imaginable to help those in need.”
Vocalists and musicians mingled with the audience at a reception following the event. “There were alumni who hadn’t been to UB for years. It was great to welcome them back,” said Martignetti.